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RESULTS: WV Special Election For Governor
WTOV 9 ^ | 4 Oct 2011

Posted on 10/04/2011 5:38:34 PM PDT by mandaladon

114 of 1,883 precincts - 6 percent

Earl Ray Tomblin, Dem 18,730 - 50 percent

Bill Maloney, GOP 17,521 - 46 percent

Bob Henry Baber, Mnt 962 - 3 percent

Marla Ingels, Ind 342 - 1 percent

Harry Bertram, Oth 167 - 0 percent

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: West Virginia
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To: Roccus

Not now.

Well, guys. This does not surprise me. I am from Southeast Ohio (across the river) and I know West Virginia. It is a blue state at a local level. Local democrats tend to be very socially conservative. But West Virginia’s electoral votes will not go to Barack Obama next year.


51 posted on 10/04/2011 6:38:41 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (President Sarah Louise Palin ...lets make it happen !)
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To: Longbow1969

I hope you are right that it is not an indicator but in spite of all evidence, all the hard facts of what is being done; those people are still voting dem. Unbelievable!

No, 2012 is not going to be a cake walk. Personally, I’m expecting violence during the election.

It is...every man/woman for themselves. We can’t fix stupid.


52 posted on 10/04/2011 6:41:32 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Pro-Life, Pro-2nd Amendment, Pro-Israel, Pro-Free Market, Pro-Low Taxes,..Perry 2012)
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To: GeronL

Story of the election:

8000 margin.

6200 margin in Logan alone. If Logan with 7k voters went 55-45, That’s 4000 more voters.

Logan was the difference here.

From 30 points down to 4. 52-48 isn’t a bad result. Can’t win ‘em all. :(


53 posted on 10/04/2011 6:44:15 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

YC...Sarah is not running...


54 posted on 10/04/2011 6:45:07 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Pro-Life, Pro-2nd Amendment, Pro-Israel, Pro-Free Market, Pro-Low Taxes,..Perry 2012)
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To: Roccus
Evidently deaf dumb and blind too. Guess they didn't listen to O when he said he wanted to bankrupt any new coal infrastructure (circa late 2007) let alone the EPA closing down coal plants (forcibly I might add).

Very sorry for the American's in occupied West Virginia.

55 posted on 10/04/2011 6:45:54 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Do you know something I don’t ? It sounds like she is getting ready to enter based on reports earlier today.

I don’t see why she wouldn’t.


56 posted on 10/04/2011 6:46:53 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (President Sarah Louise Palin ...lets make it happen !)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Whatever perrywinkle.


57 posted on 10/04/2011 6:48:40 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

WV GOP is a waste of time. Just as with the last Senatorial election, had it not been for the candidate’s own personal wealth, there would have been NO campaign.

Someone up-thread said it was a lack of grass roots organization that hurts the WV GOP. IMO, that’s a crock! The WV GOP hierarchy is corrupt through and through. Just look at the way the “primary” was run in ‘08. In ‘10, they ran a life-long RAT who switched parties earlier that year (he was POed at the Rats because he got primaried out in a judicial race in ‘08) to run against Rahall.


58 posted on 10/04/2011 6:49:00 PM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: Longbow1969

Sickening. The Democrats should not be able to win and election anywhere, but especially in a coal state.


59 posted on 10/04/2011 6:51:24 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Michael Barnes

They didn’t vote for Zer0 and last I checked, the WV Governor has no vote in DC.


60 posted on 10/04/2011 6:51:53 PM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: Outlaw Woman
Why is it that these things are crystal clear to us while others refuse to see at all?

I really don't know. I wish I did. West Virginians are just used to voting Democrat and don't really seem to associate their Democrats with the national party.

Unions...they disgust me. They’ve manage to drive out and shut down industry in this country and they apparently are in it to do the same to the Owners of the coal mines.

Well Outlaw Woman, I agree with your every word. I detest unions and consider their destruction one of the most important things we can do for this nation. The private sector unions are committing suicide slowly anyway, but the corrupt public sector unions need to be eliminated. I didn't like Chris Christie much, but the one thing I thought he could bring to the race is a direct, frontal attack against these awful public sector unions which are really the backbone of the modern Democratic Party.

That tells me that the only thing that will snap them out of it is a complete collapse.

Greece has collapsed. The party in power now is the socialists and they continue winning elections. And you know what? Near half the people in that craphole of a country are furious that the socialists aren't leftwing enough. What does that tell you? I don't know if a total collapse is coming, but I sure wouldn't count on Americans doing the right thing in 2012. Think about this. FDR failed miserably all through the 30's. His policies kept us in depression for a decade. Yet despite his absolute failure as an economic president, the people still voted for him over and over and over again.

61 posted on 10/04/2011 6:52:57 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
No. I don't know anything beyond her behavior in the past year. Expectations have been built up and then nothing. All I know is that she is not running at this time. We'll have to see how it shakes out but I'm not hanging on like a groupie.
62 posted on 10/04/2011 6:53:06 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Pro-Life, Pro-2nd Amendment, Pro-Israel, Pro-Free Market, Pro-Low Taxes,..Perry 2012)
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To: BenKenobi

headline: WV gives vote of confidence to Obama

ugh


63 posted on 10/04/2011 6:54:02 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Michael Barnes

I might also add, it was the WV GOP that gave the nation McNuts in ‘10.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08037/855056-176.stm


64 posted on 10/04/2011 6:54:50 PM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I see. There are a lot of twists and turns left.


65 posted on 10/04/2011 6:56:04 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (President Sarah Louise Palin ...lets make it happen !)
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To: Roccus
the WV Governor has no vote in DC.

Right and wrong. WV's Governor may not "vote" in D.C., but WV's Governor has the 10th Amendment to take care of WV's own AGAINST D.C.

66 posted on 10/04/2011 6:56:38 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Longbow1969

Your comments are absolutely spot on...and depressing. We that can see all of this best be preparing for the collapse. I have my stock, I have my guns, I have my fishing poles and I have my family; if my fellow citizens want to live in bondage so be it. I will NEVER.

Let me just add, that since all this started, I’m now making less than 9K annually, and that is scrounging for work, but refuse to look to my fellow citizen for handouts. I’d rather eat dirt. Government is not the answer...it is the problem.


67 posted on 10/04/2011 7:00:15 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Pro-Life, Pro-2nd Amendment, Pro-Israel, Pro-Free Market, Pro-Low Taxes,..Perry 2012)
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To: Roccus
I might also add, it was the WV GOP that gave the nation McNuts in ‘10.

See? My deaf dumb and blind comment still holds true... ;)

68 posted on 10/04/2011 7:00:37 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

No Mike. Polls show that WV is one of the most pro-Palin states. WV dems win because the in-state system is corrupt and they control every district in the state. On the national level the people finally get a chance to have a vote that counts. They literally overwhelm the local control. Too many conservatives simply assume that the democrat is going to win and don’t bother to vote. Just look at the numbers in this election.


69 posted on 10/04/2011 7:02:09 PM PDT by WVNan (!)
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To: Michael Barnes

Nope. Read the link and see how the corrupt GOP state leaders pulled that off. It WASN’T the voters.


70 posted on 10/04/2011 7:02:30 PM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: WVNan

thank you Nan, love ya

Thats why I said Palin would win WV by 15%. maybe even more. This election means nothing nationally.


71 posted on 10/04/2011 7:05:28 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (President Sarah Louise Palin ...lets make it happen !)
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To: Outlaw Woman
ARE THEY STUPID???

well, the smartest ones are...the rest are retarded.

72 posted on 10/04/2011 7:08:41 PM PDT by evad (Obama needs to show us his green card)
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To: WVNan

Hey, Nan. Long time.


73 posted on 10/04/2011 7:10:12 PM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: Outlaw Woman
Let me just add, that since all this started, I’m now making less than 9K annually, and that is scrounging for work, but refuse to look to my fellow citizen for handouts. I’d rather eat dirt. Government is not the answer...it is the problem.

You're pretty much the backbone of America. Right thinking, common sense, rugged individualist - I wish we had more like you.

Your comments are absolutely spot on...and depressing. We that can see all of this best be preparing for the collapse.

Well, it is very difficult to tell if we are really nearing a collapse. I do think we are perhaps entering a pre-revolutionary period, and unfortunately you just never know how such a thing will turn out. Hope for the best, prepare for the first. Never forget, things looked grim in the 70's. The West was in deep decline, but along came Reagan and Thatcher. So who knows, but I share your concern that we may be too far gone to recover without major national trauma.

74 posted on 10/04/2011 7:11:48 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: mandaladon; Pelham; central_va

nothing personal but there are apparently a slim majority of sorry assed white folks in West Virginia

no wonder ya’ll left Ol Virginny

in Mississippi whites vote almost 90% GOP and unlike you guys we actually endured Union armies and Yankee and Carpetbagger occupation which contrary to NeoYankees propaganda today was not much fun

You good West Virginians need to kick some ass...unbelievablke

is there something in the water north of the Ohio?


75 posted on 10/04/2011 7:12:07 PM PDT by wardaddy (I'm hardcore Dixie Man to the bone but I am having some serious nostalgia for the West these days)
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To: wardaddy

Ya left out that Virginny voted FOR Zer0!


76 posted on 10/04/2011 7:14:30 PM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
Our Tea Parties are working every way we can to change things in this state. It's going to be a long haul, but at least we are trying for the first time on the local level. Our Tea Party "leader" (as if we have one) is educating himself for a run for state delegate next time around. We fought the redistricting tooth and toenail, but the dem machine jerrymandered it anyway. So we are suing because of the corrupt way they went about it. They are not going to get away with business as usual. we stopped the tolling of Rt 35. So they are "punishing" us by not finishing the highway. We don't care. It can stay the way it is forever because we will fight any mention of a toll which would literally kill our county.

Today's election is a disappointment. It was a special election and is for 14 months only. I hope that Malony will run against the logan Co. mobster next time. Malony was a great campaigner. One of the best I've seen. He must have spent a small fortune though. He blitzed the airways and mail every day for a month or more. We won't give up the fight.

77 posted on 10/04/2011 7:14:52 PM PDT by WVNan (!)
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To: Roccus

Hey Roccus. How’s the world treatin’ you?


78 posted on 10/04/2011 7:15:34 PM PDT by WVNan (!)
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To: WVNan

The world’s treating me fine. This old body though.........

Don’t forget, the sales tax on groceries comes down another % in Jan. ;)


79 posted on 10/04/2011 7:19:25 PM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: GeronL

headline: WV gives vote of confidence to Obama

ugh
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Headline: Former racist WV hayseeds enlightened, elect Democrat Governor, Obama Bounce continues


80 posted on 10/04/2011 7:19:46 PM PDT by festusbanjo (Herman Cain.The Un-Obama.Actual leadership,actual problem solving,actual experience.)
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To: evad

Smart enough NOT to vote for Zer0 though.....unlike MD.


81 posted on 10/04/2011 7:21:12 PM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: Roccus

Really? I had not heard about that. Probably because I don’t watch the local news TV. I’m sure there are many things that I miss that goes on around the state. I’m pretty focused on what our Tea Party is doing at any given time. We’ve been deep into the redistricting fiasco and the attempt to slap a toll on Rt 35 into perpituity. We are suing over the redistricting. Mason Co. has not had direct representation for 40 years. And it is the county with the most potential in the state. On the river, rails, power plants, history and mystery.


82 posted on 10/04/2011 7:25:24 PM PDT by WVNan (!)
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To: Roccus
From 1897 to 1933, with the exception of 1917-1921, the governors of WV were ALL Republicans. They were also in bed with the out-of-state mine owners and helped them exploit the miners. Memories are long in the coal fields.

And President Harding sent the U.S. Army into the West Virginia coal fields to put down the Blair Mountain marchers on behalf of the mine owners too. Lots of grandfathers and great-grandfathers never forgot this.

83 posted on 10/04/2011 7:26:17 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Outlaw Woman; se_ohio_young_conservative
All I know is that she is not running at this time.

You might wanna re-think that thought, sweetie!

(You know I luv ya, but I really think she's in.)

84 posted on 10/04/2011 7:26:40 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: Roccus

LOL. Yep, we didn’t vote for the “won”.

Hey Roccus, have you been to P.P.lately? We have a lot of good tourist things going now. Battle Days coming up this weekend. I’ll be there in full costume. If you haven’t seen the murals on the flood wall at the River Front Park, they are a “must” see. Stunning to say the least. Also the River Museum is awesome too.


85 posted on 10/04/2011 7:30:17 PM PDT by WVNan (!)
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To: All
Getting closer.

11 months ago, Manchin (D) won by 10%, by around 53,000 votes.

The Democrat now wins by 3%, around 8,000 votes.

Every month the GOP narrows the advantage the Dems have over them by party registration. A gap of 306,000 11 months ago to now 294,000.

The trend is our friend here.

86 posted on 10/04/2011 7:30:34 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: BenKenobi

Doesn’t that seem a little odd to people? 90% of the vote is about as common as a gold nugget in a cowpie. Any funny stuff going on there?


87 posted on 10/04/2011 7:31:21 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: WVNan

Our little Tea party of ROMEOs lost three this year....so far. We may not accomplish much, but we sure do bi*@h and scream a lot. IRS came and shut down our coffee shop, so meetings have been catch as catch can lately.


88 posted on 10/04/2011 7:32:30 PM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: MountainDad
And I luv you back MD but the fact remains she is not in the race at this time. That is not to say she won't throw her hat in the ring...but at this time she is just a JAFO.
89 posted on 10/04/2011 7:32:30 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Pro-Life, Pro-2nd Amendment, Pro-Israel, Pro-Free Market, Pro-Low Taxes,..Perry 2012)
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To: LdSentinal

Yes. We are not going to put up with it many more years. The Tea Parties are working now at the local level. It will take time, but we are serious about changing things, even if we have to start with dog catcher and work our way up.


90 posted on 10/04/2011 7:33:21 PM PDT by WVNan (!)
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To: Free Vulcan

Of course there was funny stuff going on. It’s tradition.


91 posted on 10/04/2011 7:34:43 PM PDT by WVNan (!)
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To: Roccus

What! How could they shut down your coffee shop? We meet at the Henderson Community center.


92 posted on 10/04/2011 7:35:54 PM PDT by WVNan (!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Not just the Army, but the Army Air Corps also.
Appalachia was also the site of another armed insurrection that brought out the US Army, the Whiskey Rebellion.


93 posted on 10/04/2011 7:36:12 PM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: Roccus

WV history is extremely interesting. I bought those VHS tapes on WV History from PBS. They are great. The people in this little state have really suffered a lot of outside trauma. It’s strange that it would be that way because they are people who wanted to be left alone to live their lives in their beloved mountains.


94 posted on 10/04/2011 7:41:24 PM PDT by WVNan (!)
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To: WVNan

I’m driving less and less lately. Haven’t even been up to Clarksbrg since last Dec. Didn’t even make my annual fishing trip to Woodrum Lake in Jackson this year. Fortunately, I’ve got two lakes within 20 min drive, but that heat wave with the humidity kept me close to the AC this summer. Now that things have cooled down, I’m trying to get caught up (when my back lets me) on maintenance I couldn’t do earlier. I gotta re-set one of the piers under my deck, but I’m thinkin’ I may just pay some mister to do it.


95 posted on 10/04/2011 7:46:36 PM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: WVNan

Something about taxes....heh-heh


96 posted on 10/04/2011 7:48:14 PM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: Longbow1969

While I agree with you that there are some parallels between the 70’s and now; Carter was simply stupid. The madman occupying the WH now is intent on crashing our country. There is no question that he is a radical intent on making this great nation pay for the perceived slights that he believes this country is responsible for.

In other words, we have an enemy ‘within’ now. He has his ‘appointed’ minions to carry out the most radical, anti-american policies in the history of our nation. That in addition to the markets crashing all point to a collapse. So, imho (very humble) we are indeed headed for a complete collapse.

So we prepare for the worst but indeed, hope for the best. I’m fortunate because I live in a rural area and have everything I need to survive. I don’t want to be a ‘rugged individualist’. I want to be able to make a living, live in my home and get by and have peace but it doesn’t look like that is an option anymore.


97 posted on 10/04/2011 7:48:58 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Pro-Life, Pro-2nd Amendment, Pro-Israel, Pro-Free Market, Pro-Low Taxes,..Perry 2012)
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To: WVNan
100% in, Unofficial Results:

Tomblin - 150,732 (49.63%)
Maloney - 142, 889 (47.05%)

+7843 margin, +2.58%

98 posted on 10/04/2011 7:49:55 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: WVNan

That needs to be investigated. 90% of the vote doesn’t happen except for very small precincts.


99 posted on 10/04/2011 7:50:41 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: WVNan

Interesting and VERY complicated.

Folks do not realize that when people came here to work the mines, they were way back in some hollow...in a company town. The ONLY way in or out was on the company train. These folks were marooned and constantly in debt to the company....and that’s the way the Republican governers wanted it.
I often wonder how different this state would have been had it not been for the Erie Canal.


100 posted on 10/04/2011 7:53:23 PM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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